Risc Processors

a: Risc ~
b: the sand

What: "Think of it this way: if you have a box, and you fill it up with sand... obviously it is quite efficient. Now fill it up with pebbles, you waste quite some bit of space (less efficient). RISC is like the sand... very efficient instructions in the instruction set but each does very little. But if the programmer or compiler uses the instructions only as necessary, then it would do well. And because the reduced instruction set has very very simple to execute commands, it permits a much, much faster computer (in clock cycle), which helps go faster."

Writer: Not Stated
Date: Oct 12 2010 1:15 AM

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